A Call to Prayer – Update on Hannah

Posted: February 20, 2015 in Christianity, Family Happenings, Prayer, Reflections & Musings
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Thanks for the Loving Support
Our beautiful daughter, Hannah

Our beautiful daughter, Hannah

Our family has felt very loved through the prayers and encouragement of all of our friends. This has been hard. This painful journey with our daughter, Hannah. The healing has come slower than we’d like, but it is coming!

Two weeks ago the doctor was very concerned about Hannah’s lack of progress. We sent out an appeal. The first call to prayer that I posted. We also called, sent out texts, tweets and Facebook posts. The response was overwhelming. God is using your prayers and support to sustain us.

God Breaking Through

Also, after we sent out this call to prayer through the various media we saw a breakthrough. The Lord answered, and Hannah started showing progress. Since then I’d say the progress has been relatively steady, although slow.

Hannah had her best day yet yesterday. We keep looking to Jesus, just really hanging on to him and his promises. There are hills and valleys on this journey. The Lord holds us in his firm and loving grip, and we have an army of friends who stand with us. An army who are traveling with us on this journey. For that we are truly grateful.

A Story of Enduring Hope
A dove nesting on the ledge of the entrance to our house

A dove nesting on the ledge of the entrance to our house. A reminder of God’s peace.

I’ve been reading a book about a group that were stranded on Antarctica in 1915 and 1916, and how they survived for about a year against insurmountable odds and opposition. The book is titled, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. One of the most important things that kept them alive was their attitude. Ernest Shackleton, the leader, whom they called boss, made sure they didn’t get down, and that they believed there was hope.

This reminds me of Paul’s exhortation in Philippians 4, and it’s been something that we’ve had to remind Hannah of.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me-practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9 ESV)
Paul reminds us to think about good things, things of excellence. There are many excellent and encouraging thoughts found in the Bible. Those also sustain us. Here are a few of those promises:
For We know the thoughts and plans that our God has for us, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give us hope in our final outcome. (Jeremiah 29:11 AMP)
We will not die but live, and we will declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord. (Psalm 118:17 AMP)
No weapon that is fashioned against us shall succeed, and we will refute every tongue that rises against us in judgment. This is our heritage as servants of the Lord and our vindication from you, our Lord. (Isaiah 54:17 ESV)
Keep Storming Heaven in Prayer
Hannah, Dawn and Dave

Hannah, Dawn and Dave

We long to see another breakthrough for Hannah. We’d love to see her completely healed, so please continue to storm heaven with us.

I’m sending out more frequent updates on Hannah via my Twitter feed: @ddiaso and on our Facebook page Diaso Life on the Border. My twitter feed is also on the left side of this blog page.
Thanks so much dear friends!
In His Grip, Dave
Comments
  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you for sharing about Hannah’s progress and also encouraging each of us to also hope in whatever our situations might be. Continuing in prayer for complete healing and health and the peace of God. God bless you!

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  2. Mary Lichlyter says:

    Great news! Continuing to pray.

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  3. Anna Popescu says:

    I had to let go of my Reader for awhile because of health issues, so I never read your prayer request for Hannah until today. I will be adding Hannah and all of you to my prayer list!

    Blessings,
    ~Anna

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  4. gmgoetz says:

    Praise the Lord for His healing touch on Hannah. Continuing to pray for complete healing in the Precious, Powerful Name of Jesus, with expectations. God’s Blessings on your entire family.

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  5. “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet,,saying, Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.” Matt. 8:17

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  6. What blessed and encouraging news! Praying for a full recovery and for strength and comfort for all of you as you wait.

    janet

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  7. lauramacky says:

    My heart goes out to you. Prayers.

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  8. Lita Maldonado says:

    I will continue to pray for Hanna and the whole family. Much love your way.

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  9. Just prayed for Hannah and will continue to keep your family on my heart. Our family has a sick child, and know all too well how difficult and heartbreaking it can be. Yet, we our far ahead of it all due to serving the Great Physician. May God bless Hannah with complete restoration! In Christ

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